Evaporative Air Conditioner
What is Evaporative Cooling?
Evaporative cooling is a wonderful way to cool your home. It is cost-effective, eco-friendly, and works well in dry environments like Melbourne.
Conventional air conditioning works by using air already inside of your house, passing it through a fan coil that cools it down, before delivering it back into the house. Because of this, all windows and doors have to be closed so that the cold air will not escape. You would also have to wait for the air to get cold.
On the other hand, evaporative cooling comprises a central cooling unit situated on top of your roof, that is connected to a series of outlets throughout your home. The unit draws fresh air from outside through a series of moistened pads, and as the air passes through these pads, water evaporates and the heat is absorbed. The filtered and cooled air then flows through the ductwork and into your rooms, allowing you to enjoy a fresh, cooling breeze.
Evaporative cooling also works best in rooms that have access to open doors and windows. This is to allow the air to escape, because the cooled air inside the building is not recirculated.
The system also requires a constant source of water, and only operates well in hot, dry climates like Melbourne.
Why Evaporative Cooling?
Compared to refrigerated air conditioning, evaporative cooling is more cost-effective. Due to its design, the system uses significantly less power per hour, which translates to better savings on utility costs. It is up to 50% cheaper to install than comparable capacity refrigerated systems, and is also about seven times cheaper to run.
It is also eco-friendly, as evaporative coolers do not use CFCs, which have been said to affect the ozone layer. Evaporative cooling also uses less electricity than other forms of cooling, so it is kinder to our environment as its greenhouse gas contribution is a lot lower.
Fresh air that is not recirculated, providing an allergy-free environment
Evaporative cooling systems ventilate 100% fresh air, ensuring that you enjoy fresher and completely natural air. The air inside your home is not recirculated, which makes it not only a healthy way to cool your home, but also provides an allergy-free environment.
Provides cool, moist air
Traditional air conditioning systems can dehydrate your skin. Evaporative cooling, however, is based on a totally natural process of air cooled by water, which means it will not dry out the air, or irritate your skin, throat or eyes.
Keeps it cool even with doors open
On top of that, evaporative cooling systems keep your home cool even with your doors and windows open, leaving you free to enjoy summer in alfresco style! There is no need to lock yourself indoors to escape the heat!
AT A GLANCE - The benefits of evaporative cooling:
- Lets you enjoy fresh and natural air
- Air inside your home is not recirculated
- Provides an allergy-free environment
- Provides cool, moist air
- Keeps your home cool even with doors and windows open
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I attach Evaporative Air Conditioner to my Heating?
No. Evaporative air conditioning systems have much more air volume than ducted heaters.
Therefore, the ducting needs to be much bigger and the outlets are placed in a different position of the room than the heating vents.
What is the difference between air-conditioning systems and evaporative cooling?
Air-conditioners condition the same air and have return air and supply registers.
Evaporative coolers don’t condition the air; they change air, so they bring in cool air and push out hot air via open windows (so there is no return air).
Do evaporative coolers need to be vented?
Evaporative coolers, unlike portable air-conditioners, do not require venting. However, the air forced out will still need an exit path, to ensure sufficient cooling. An open door or window is usually sufficient.
How much water does evaporative coolers need?
There are several factors that go into determining the quantity of water used, including climate. You can speak to any of our advisors to learn more about this.
Should I add ice to the water tank to make the air cooler?
Adding ice to the cooler only has a limited effect. You might feel an extra burst of cold air at the start, but it doesn’t improve the rate of evaporation. It is still best to use room temperature water.
How often should I clean my cooler?
It is recommended that you clean your evaporative cooler at least once per year, at the end of the summer season. If the cooler is operating under harsh conditions, it may require a more frequent maintenance check. However, as the cooling unit is located on the roof, any maintenance or checks should be carried out by trained and qualified personnel.
Brands We Offer
Dale Air – With You From Start To Finish
Installing a cooling unit doesn’t have to be a long and difficult process. At Dale Air, we treat your home like our own.
Our friendly team of advisors arrive on time to measure and perform a heat load plus draw an accurate floor plan, to ensure the whole installation process proceeds smoothly.
Before installation commences, our fully qualified team sits down with you and goes through the entire process step by step.
And don’t be worried about the mess! We will tidy up your house after the installation, removing all rubbish and any old systems we were replacing.
We also understand how important it is to have a peace of mind and warranty with a new cooling system, so we supply all the paperwork from the manufacturer as well as from Dale Air.
We service all Vic metro areas, and specialise in Melbourne suburbs including but not limited to Brighton, Sandringham, Mentone, Mordialloc, Chelsea, Aspendale, Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Dingley, Waterways, Patterson Lakes, Elwood, St Silda & Rowville.
For more information, contact us today at 1300 301 665. We guarantee a 24-hour response time to any online enquiry that we receive.